Framing Hanley had released three albums prior to breaking up in 2015. The Moment (2007), A Promise To Burn (2010) and The Sum Of Who We Are (2014) which have sold over 200,000 albums, 1.5 million downloads and music has been streamed over 150 million times. Official music videos have surpassed 50 million views. Radio hits included Hear Me Now, Lollipop, You Stupid Girl, Collide and Criminal.
Kenneth Nixon, Ryan Belcher and Jonathan Stoye reformed the band adding Nic Brooks (guitar) and Shad Teems (drums).
Envy (2020) was released and celebrated with a sold at show at the Exit/In in Nashville on February 22nd, 2020. The accompanying tour was altered due to the pandemic. The first single from the album PUZZLE PIECES has already become their #1 streamed song in their history.
"If you would have asked me when we started back in 2007, 'What do you envision as your sound 12 years from now?' I certainly wouldn't have predicted this," Kenneth Nixon shares in a press release. "But holy hell am I excited about the evolution in this band's music."
Nixon continues, "We spent three years working on this album, and it is undoubtedly the very best of Framing Hanley from start to finish. We needed a break in 2015 — but we're back now, and we're firing on all cylinders."
Covid hit band members in 2021, they were limited to 6 shows on the road plus due to travel restrictions their UK tour is being rescheduled. They began to record some 'reimagined' songs from their past catalog and new tunes to be released in 2022-23.
One of the songs Built For Sin Redux was just released on December 3rd, 2021 as a single. Kenneth Nixon on the song "Built For Sin was the third song we wrote for our debut album The Moment. I remember when we were tracking that song I felt "oh, wow, we're really hitting our stride now as far as 'finding our sound." That song resonated with our fanbase and was always, from day one, a song that the crowd sang every word to -- despite it never being a single. When we discussed reimagining some of our older catalog, a piano version of Built For Sin was always something I had thought would be cool. I sat with Shad and we came up with an arrangement in a matter of minutes and it all just happened organically. I said from the beginning that if we were going to re-do any of our older songs, they had to be better than the original. To me -- this did just that."
The Cullman, Alabama-based rockers in Shallow Side spent part of 2022 recording new music with producers Chris Dawson and Kile Odell, and have just released their first new single "The Worst Kind". The song is an aggressive, heavy, and angry banger w/a message of desperate self-preservation within a twisted relationship. "The Worst Kind" was co-written with Chris Dawson and James Beattie and was produced, recorded and mixed by Chris at Aphotic Studios.
Since coming into the rock scene, Shallow Side has released a little of everything - including several EPs, a full-length album, plus a number of assorted cover songs and singles.
Their EP, ONE spurred three radio singles: "Rebel", "Renegade" (a powerful Styx cover) and "Can You Hear Me?" that began to get them noticed and earned them the title of Loudwire's 'Best New Artist of the Year'. In 2019, the band released their first full-length album SAINTS & SINNERS which contained their most streamed-song to date, "Sound The Alarm".
Their extensive music catalog has now surpassed more than 30 million streams globally, and their music videos have eclipsed 13.5 million views on their YouTube channel.
Eric Boatright on The Worst Kind, "I've been in a strange place with music recently. There's a debate and I can't determine if the one looking at me is bad or if in fact it's me."
The song will be available to own or stream starting 9-23-2022 at 12:00am EST
The music video to premiere on 9-28-2022 at 3:00pm EST